Listen to Professor Drewal speak with contributor Gianofer Fields about the Yorùbá peoples of West Africa, and how they connect with their ancestors through Masquerades. Click here to listen to the interview.
Henry Drewal is a professor of Art History, Afro American Studies, and an Adjunct Curator of African Art at the Chazen Museum. He and his students are the curators of the exhibit "Whirling Return of the Ancestors: Egúngún Arts of the Yorùbá in Africa and Beyond." The whirling garment in the window welcomes visitors into a world where the the living and dead are bound together by cloth.